|NR (2-4, 0-0); RPI: 324||NR (4-1, 0-0); RPI: 119|
|Date:||November 28, 2011
|Time:||7:00 p.m. ET
|Casual Pregame: Iron Horse - 507 7thSt. NW|
(Perspectives After The Jump)
View from the Student Section - A Perspective from Campus:
Clearly, IUPUI is no Memphis, although one can argue that they may even be a better basketball team. As CasualHoya has consistently pointed out, Memphis is an AAU team with a celebrity coaching staff = not a good mix. For whatever reason, though, I think of IUPUI as a decent team. That's probably because I was at least in middle school when they made their only NCAA Tournament appearance. Hopefully, this will be a game to get some of the guys who haven't been used as much so far some PT. While it does seem that other BE teams are falling by the wayside quite quickly, the conference schedule will be a grind per usual. Depth will be crucial. I have to admit this team has me extremely excited about the present, not the future. As we've seen students measure success immediately, not by some scale of "oh we'll win a National Championship in a few years," which generally is stupid and shortsighted, but I've fallen into the trap with this team. They are so good. As my good friend and comrade in the stands would say: "Best team ever". Can't lose to teams like IUPUI if you're the best team ever. Time to work on my scouting report on funny IUPUI facts for tonight.
View from the Court Side Seats - A Perspective from OldHoya:
The good news is that Georgetwown has another homegame and the bad news is that we'll have to watch the team play IUPUI. The Jaguars aren't great, entering this game with a 2-4 record but did just beat the might Texas Southern by 20 in their last outing.
In hindsight, OldHoya would have loved the trip to Maui but who could have guessed that it would finally be Henry's coming out party? Hoya faithful have seen outstanding performances from nearly everyone on the team and here's hoping that Nate Lubick can put a good one together today. We keep preaching not to look ahead but this game needs to be another blowout and a chance for the team to prepare for the next test - a road game in Tuscaloosa on Thursday.
Not much to say about IUPUI other than the university name being a mouthful and their coaching staff now boasting former Louisville Cardinal, David Padgett.
View from the Enemy- A Perspective from our Sleeping With The Enemy Interview:
There are more letters in the school abbreviation than writers that have ever written about the school.
JahidiLikesPie Nervous Level:
UIOPUIOOOP? (Original Humor there, folks!) I don't know what to say. Thanksgiving is over and it is now back to the grind. Part of me thinks that whenever the Hoyas get a little press or a little momentum, they immediately take 5 steps backwards. The more rational part thinks that we should be fine and root for a ton of minutes for everyone. Let's hope the latter is comes true. I doubt that I will be able to find this game on television. This fact automatically brings the nerves down to a point where there is no need to self-medicate. I am ranking the nerves at a low level for this game.
View from the Sportsbook (via DonBest) - A Perspective from Vegas:
The Line: OFF
Vegas has decided to steer clear of this matchup, as the mighty Jaguars aren't likely to pose much of a threat to the rejuvenated Hoyas at Verizon. I'll go ahead and set a line of Hoyas -17.5, because 1) what's the point of playing a game if you can't bet on it and 2) I have a gambling problem. After some jet lag by the Hoyas allows the Jags to linger early, the Hoyas will pull away and win this one by at least a couple of touchdowns, and a couple of late field goals in the second half make all the difference.
The pick is Georgetown -16.5. Final score Hoyas 78 - Jags 56.
Casual Hoya is 2-3 ATS this season.
Last season: 18-14.
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